Friday, April 24, 2009

The Bible at the Center of Education

I saw the following on the website of the Association of Christian Schools International in 1998. It briefly describes where Christian schools have been and ought to be. Things are changing rapidly, and when it becomes no longer true that the Bible is the center of the schools, the last best option for Christian parents is home schooling.

…Christian schools are among America's oldest traditions. It may surprise some that Christian schools have many more years of tradition in America in educating the public than any other form of education. Christian schools predate state-funded government schools by 207 years.

Christian school educators maintain the long-standing tradition of placing the Bible at the center of our schools as the standard by which we educate and train the next generation. Noah Webster said it well: "Education is useless without the Bible." Those are strong words in today's educational environment. America's twenty-sixth president, Theodore Roosevelt, would have wholeheartedly agreed with that idea. He said, "To educate a child in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society."

(ACSI Website,

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